Long overdue introductions thread

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cburch
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Name: Colin

Neighborhood: Morningside

Type of Riding: Commuting, occasional road riding, cross country, downhill, freeride, failing at dirt jumping

# of Bikes: 6, one for each kind of riding

Music: last thing on the playlist, Art Blakey, on now, Daughters

Photo: last year’s ms150:


mark
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Name: mark (i have a giant bright orange helmet)

Neighborhood: lawrenceville

Type of Riding: allllllll the time

# of Bikes: 1 that works, 7 that don’t (this ratio is almost always the same, no matter how many i fix)

Music: black forest/black sea, fourtet, the books

Photo: riding around in “foul weather gear” before hurricane hannah on a folding hercules 3 speed


ieverhart
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Name: Ian Everhart

Neighborhood: Shadyside (formerly Highland Park)

type of riding: urban/commuting. The GAP/C&O to D.C., aspirationally.

# of bikes you own: 3

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Green Day, American Idiot

fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

The first one is me Flocking last month (seems to be mandatory).

You’ve never biked anywhere unless you’ve mountain biked in rural Morocco:


saltm513
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Name: Stefanie

Neighborhood: Highland Park

Type of Riding: urban/commuting/errands/fun/gettin’ me from point A to point B (personally not in it for speed…)

# of Bikes: 1.5 (I’ve been harboring a mountain bike in storage at work that was clearly taken for a joyride and ditched about 2 months ago. Posted about it a couple places with no response… and it happens to fit me like a glove. Currently feeling like I’m in the market for a new road bike though, incase there might be some suggestions for me out there…)

Music: the song that played in my head alllll day today-> For the Actor by Tilly and the Wall

Pic: I like my pic with Mick from FOC’s first flight. Photo credit again to Rob.


chrsjxn
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Name: Chris

Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill

Type of Riding: urban/commuting, mountain, lazy.

# of Bikes: 2, for now. The Cannondale in my picture, and a 10(ish) year old RockHopper that I need to fix and ride again. Planning on adding at least one more this summer.

Music right now: Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pic: This is about the only picture of me on a bike that exists anywhere, and it’s FOC. Thanks, Rob.


stefb
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Name: Stef (i’m married to colin- he replied above)

Neighborhood: Morningside

type of riding: road, commute (when i don’t have to hospital hop for work), and sometimes cross country

# of bikes you own: 4, but soon to be 3 when my old road bike parts are used to rebuild a road bike for my husband

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: “poison” by bel biv devoe

fav picture of you on a bike (optional):

this is when we got married… we borrowed a tandem from thick bikes. my dress got caught a lot, but it was fun.


sarah_q
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Name: Sarah

Neighborhood: Sq Hill

type of riding: triathlon/road/communting

# of bikes you own: 2 that I ride regularly, others on loan to bikeless friends.

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Propagandhi

Picture: Me in my tri-dork regalia.


Lyle
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@stefb&colin: awesome! Makes me want to get married just so I can have a picture like that. Probably not the smartest idea I ever had :(

@sarah-q: why the self-hate? I have no doubt you could kick my butt up and down any hill around, so rock that!


erok
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putting on bel biv devoe right now


erok
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now you know


reddan
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BBD? Schweet.

Next up, a little Milli Vanilli…


Chris Mayhew
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Never trust a big butt and a smile.


nottheocean
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Name: Meghan

Neighborhood: Lawrenceville

type of riding: urban/commuting

# of bikes you own: 2.5

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: Cracker’s Eurotrash Girl

Not on a bike, but sums me up pretty well:


nottheocean
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Ok, that didn’t work. Advice on editing to post that photo?


rachel_ding
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it looks like after the last forward slash, you forgot .jpg”>

check the link again, it might not actually need the forward slash. i have found that this message board will throw it in at random, or maybe it’s me…


sloaps
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that flickr link is to a private page, too…


Ohiojeff
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Ok, that didn’t work. Advice on editing to post that photo?

Make sure in Flickr that you click the “all sizes” (I think that’s what it is called) tab at the top and grab the url from there. It’ll probably end in .jpg

The http: part needs to be in quotation marks “”

(everything after the src= including the .jpg)

And you need to close the IMG tag with a >


rachel_ding
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oh, and you also need the quote before http.


rachel_ding
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well… once you hit “all sizes” you still need to choose the size photo you want and right click (PC) or CONTROL + click (MAC) to “view image” in order to get the correct URL…


Nick D
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First, you need the url to the source of the image (should end in “.jpg”, .”jpeg”, “.gif” or something like that).

Second, put the URL in quotation marks.


nottheocean
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Thanks! Getting 4 people involved to help me post such a ridiculous pic is making me laugh pretty hard right now :)


Nick D
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I will definitely recognize you if I ever see you on the road.


Ohiojeff
Participant
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Rachel is quite right you have to choose the size. You can click on small, medium, large. at the top.

Then underneath the photo you’ll see

2. Grab the photo’s URL:

Just copy the text in that box for your url.


HiddenVariable
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i dig the soul patch.


dbacklover
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Im New here,

Name:Terry

Bike:Orange Diamondback

Neighborhood: Penn Hills

Music: Flyleaf / TFK / Skillet

Pic of Tattoo I got after being run off the road last month. (other leg will say “Share the Road” once it heals)


eMcK
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Name: Eric

Neighborhood: Morningside

type of riding: all

# bikes: um-a bunch

music: Langhorne Slim

Pic: It is a bit unbelievable that so few pictures of me riding. Here’s one of me racing, quite slowly, at the Moraine Month of Mud race last year:


edmonds59
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O.k., since Joe got my pic to work, below;

Name: Bill

Neighborhood: Robinson

type of riding: any kind, too little

# of bikes you own: More than 1 and less than 20

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head) right this second: The Fall or whatever is on KEXP, Seattle. And screaming from not being able to post the photo.

fav picture of you on a bike (optional): From about the time the Flock of Seagulls were actually on the radio. Add 50 lbs and some gray and you have it now.


joeframbach
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Whoa. Can we use that picture for the FOC t-shirts? That would be incredible!

Fixed:


ejwme
Participant
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I was waiting until there was a picture, but I can always edit…

Name: Eleanor

neighborhood: Penn Hills (Verona end)

type of riding: point A to B, whatever way works.

# bikes you own: one fixed up Freeride 21 speed MTB turned mostly into a practical commuter.

Music that you are listening to (or stuck in your head): Poison by BBD, Africa by Toto, and Dancing Queen from yesterday’s membership drive. To combat those, I’ve got Paul Simon ROTS going, but he’s got an uphill battle.

fav picture of me on a bike has yet to bet taken. I did put a pic of me for my gravitar, though.


edmonds59
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Oh, dang, you did it. I became frustrated and canned my whole message. Thanks, Joe.


joeframbach
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What was the year for that picture?


edmonds59
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1 9 8 3.


joeframbach
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Geeeeeeeez. My dad was the age I am now, in 1 9 8 3.


edmonds59
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Thanks, now I feel like Darth Vader.


burgoofj
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I’m Frank

After the weather broke this spring I fixed up an old woman’s mountain bike and started riding the trails, first time on a bike in decades. Made me go and get a new hybrid.

I ride the trails, the streets make me nervous.

For several days I’ve been hearing Queen’s “March of the Black Queen” in my head. It’s not annoying.

Lucky for you I don’t have a picture.


Mr. Destructicity
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Name: Dave (there seem to be a lot of us!)

Neighborhood: Mt. Lebanon

Type of Riding: recreational

# of Bikes You Own: 1

Music That You Are Listening To Right This Second: The Dead Milkmen, “Ringo Buys A Rifle”

Fav Picture of You on a Bike (optional): I don’t have any decent pictures of me riding, but here’s my sweet new bike helmet.


erok
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i love the dead milkmen. i was at their last show in philly. it ruled


Mr. Destructicity
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When they first started performing again my brothers and I finagled some tickets to see them at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. Great show. Almost killed myself trying to drive across the turnpike afterwards, though.


erok
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yeah, this was before they started performing again. i should have said “last” show in philly. it was at the troc, in like ’95


sarah_q
Participant
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@lyle, no self hate here, just a dry sense of humor, and sure I could probably kick your ass on or off a bike, but if you don’t think triathletes are dorky then you’ve never seen anyone running a 10k with their bike helmet still on.

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